Ancilla to the pre-Socratic philosophers: a complete translation of the fragments in Diels, Fragmente der Vorsokratiker
This book is a complete translation of the fragments of the pre-Socratic philosophers given in the fifth edition of Diels, Fragmente der Vorsokratiker.
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1. ORPHEUS Orpheus lived probably in Thrace, in pre-Homeric times. Aristotle
believed that he never existed; but to other ancient writers he was a real person,
though living in remote antiquity. Nothing is known of any ancient Orphic writings.
Cp. the Orphic command): Ye uninitiated, close the doors ! 8. (Plato, Timaeus
40D: the 'descendants of the gods', as the Orphics1 call themselves, give the
following account of the origin of the other gods): The children of Earth and
Ach1lles : The Orphics say that the Sphere is like an Egg, the vault of Heaven
being the shell, and the Aether the skin). 1 3. (Damasc1us : The Orphic theogony
given in Hieronymus and Hellanicus is not the same: it gives the first two
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A definitely must read for any Philosophy student or anyone interested in knowing the origins of Western thought. Here you find all the known fragments of the early Greek Philosophers without ... Read full review